It has been another action-packed week in Year 2! We had an extremely interesting assembly with a speaker from Greenpeace who shared some fascinating facts about climate change and pollution and how we can all do our bit to help. We were impressed with the responses children gave when asked about their thoughts on plastic usuage and how our seas are being affected.
In Maths, we have been continung our fraction learning by looking at 1/2 and 1/4. The children have been been spotting patterns between the fractions and continued to use their division and multiplication facts to help them with their learning. Next week we will be exploring 1/3, problem solving and unit fractions.
In Literacy the children have been exploring imperative verbs and relished the chance to be bossy when exploring which verbs worked best in certain sentences. They can continue this practise at home by looking at or writing recipes and giving instructions.
This week in maths we have begun to explore fractions. The children have been able to identify equal groups and identify 1/2 of amounts and shapes. We will be continuing our fraction learning next week and moving on to look at 1/3 and 1/4. It would be great if you could encourage your child to use fraction vocabulary around the house, perhaps when cutting up sandwiches, pizza or cake!
The children have been working hard with Mrs Tremlett and creating their own tally charts and pictograms. Don't be surprised if they start asking you to vote for your favourite item etc and encourage them to note it down in a tally chart.
In Literacy, we have been exploring different sentence types (statements, questions, commands and exclamations) Ask your child to identify the sentence when reading with you or ask them to develop their own questions about the text.
We have had a fantastic World Book Day and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the fantastic costumes Thank you for encouraging and supporting your children to take part and embrace their love of reading!
This week we have been continuing our division learning and focusing on dividing by 2, 5 and 10. The children have used a range of strategies, including sharing and grouping as well as utilising their times tables knowledge in order to help them solve questions and complete number sentences. Please do keep practising times tables with your child as they are very important across all aspects of maths!
In Literacy, we have been exploring dinosaur books and comparing and contrasting fact and fiction books. We are currently reading 'Dear Dinosaur' by Chae Strathie and 'Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs' by Ian Whybrow.
Spellings will continue to be sent home. Please keep practising these with your children. In the Class Homework section, there is a spelling activity sheet which provides some fun ways of practising spellings!
The children have been learning about multiplication. They have used arrays and repeated addition to support their understanding.
They have used lots of mathematical language to explore what the different numbers represent and discovered that multiplication facts are commutative. Eg: 3 x 6 = 6 x 3
We are looking at addition on a numberlne, some children are focusing on adding a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number i.e. 13+8=
Others have moved onto using a numberline like the one above to solve 2 digit + 2 digit addtion. As it shows on the numberline above you:
* Start at the first number given in the calculation and write that at the beginning of your numberline. (45)
* Then, look at the next number in the calculation (32) and work out how many tens there are (3), this is the amount of jumps of ten that you do.
* After that, look at the ones (units- 2) and count on in smaller jumps to match.
* Finally, write the numbers that you reach with every jump (45, 55, 65, 75, 76, 77). i.e. count in tens first, then your ones, then write the answer. The ones aren't written on this example but please practise doing this with your child so they know the final jump is the answer to the question.
I hope this is clear, if not please come and see me for clarification.
We are going to be looking at the relationship between addition and subtraction (inverse) and completing fact families i.e.
Please follow this link to play a great game on Topmarks to practise fact families up to 100.
Hi all, in the next couple of weeks we are focusing on the place value of a number. Thinking about our numbers to 100 and understanding how many tens and ones are in each number.
Here is a website that we will be using to support our maths and other subjects. It is a very enjoyable website with a variety of games. There are lots of different maths, English and science games for the children to enjoy if you would like to check it out.